Asabke Alangde, the second accused person who was standing trial together with Gregory Afoko has been found guilty for conspiracy to murder by the jury and sentenced to death by hanging.

The seven member panel unanimously found him guilty for the offense of conspiracy for murder but returned a 4:3 verdict for him for murder

For Gregory Afoko, the jury which comprised of four ladies and three men also returned a 4:3 not guilty verdict in his favour on both counts of conspiracy and murder.

Justice Afua Merley Wood, a Justice of the Court of Appeal said per the law, a 4:3 means it is a hang jury and there must be Retrial of the case.

Before passing her sentencing, the Judge said. “Asabke Alangde, the men and women you have chosen to try you have found you guilty of conspiracy,” the court informed him.

Asabke in his last words to the court said, “I have not done anything. I’m pleading with the court.”

Justice Wood while passing her sentence said, “you are sentenced to death by hanging. May God have mercy on your soul.”

According to EIB Network’s Legal Affairs Correspondent, Murtala Inusah, the court said, Asabke should be “Hanged by the neck until your death and your body may be buried as the President of the land may direct.”

More to follow…

Source: Inusah